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Online Reference Sources

A guide to the variety of electronic reference resources available to the ESU community.

Social Sciences

Social Work Reference Center
Social Work Reference Center is a database for social workers and other mental health professionals. It contains recent clinical evidence and information on conditions and diseases in an easy to use graphical interface. Content includes care sheets, quick lessons, social work practice & skills, skill competency checklists, clinical assessment tools, practice guidelines, drug information, continuing education modules, and patient education information.

UNESCO Thesaurus
The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information.

United Nations Human Rights
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. It provides a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges, and acts as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system.

United States Census Bureau Data
The Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency and is dedicated to providing quality data about America’s people, places, and economy. Data tools and apps on the website include QuickFacts to provide easy access to facts about people, business, and geography, American FactFinder to help search a massive amount of data at multiple levels of geography over time periods, and My Congressional District to provide key stats by Congressional district. In addition, explore the population clock, economic indicators, topical data visualizations, and infographics.

World Factbook
From the Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.